Date: Thursday, March 23
Time: 4 p.m.
Venue: Spears Music/Art Center Recital Hall, Columbia College,
1301 Columbia College Drive, Columbia, SC 29203
tel: (803) 786-3810
Title: "My Spiritual Journey from Germany via France to Israel"
Description: Ms. Joost Ben-Sasson recounts her personal journey and life choices, with musical illustrations from each phase.
The renowned cellist shares her musical and spiritual path, growing up in post-war Germany, moving to Paris as a young adult where she performed with Pierre Boulez and the Ensemble Inter-Contemporain, converting to Orthodox Judaism while in Paris, and making aliyah to Israel to accept the post of Principal Cellist with the Jerusalem Symphony, a position she held for over 20 years. Ms. Joost Ben-Sasson illustrates her personal experiences and life choices with musical examples from each phase. Composers include J. S. Bach, Ernst Bloch, Max Bruch, Joachim Stutschewsky, Paul Ben-Haim, Noam Sheriff, Andre Hajdu, Daniel Akiba, and Meira Warshauer.
Sponsors: Hesed House of Columbia College, Music Program of Columbia College, Columbia Jewish Federation, Jewish Studies Program of the University of South Carolina
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